Calendar of Events

Tuesdays & Thursdays * 1:30 p.m.
OLD CITY SCRABBLERS
A number of our residents love this recreational challenge and requested we let you know in our calendar.  Held at the Record Building, One News Place.  Contact:  Maggie Borst, 599-3456.

Sat * July 7 & Aug 4 * 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
TAI CHI : QIGONG CLASSES
First Saturdays at the Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Combines slow movements, meditation and breathing exercises, decrease pain in joints and stress, increase energy, balance and sense of well-being. $10 donation.  www.taichihealthandwellness.com. Instructor Sheri Nicholson,  (904) 234-0038.

Sat * July 7 * 10 a.m. to noon
CATURDAY AT THE LIBRARY
Building Cat Forts
Back by popular acclaim. Build a cardboard cat fort (but leave kitty at home).  Basic supplies furnished – boxes, paper, paint, hot glue.  Bring decorative accessories.  Space limited.  Registration required space limited:  (904) 827-6940.

Sun * July 8 * 2 to 4 p.m.
FAMILY ART WORKSHOP
Second Sunday. At the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. Check with Sarah Carrigan at (904) 808-1578.  [email protected] because of the Community Center construction. 

Mon * July 9 * 9 to 11 a.m.
COUNTY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ROUNDTABLE
Second Monday.  At the Airport Conference Center.  Government watch dog organization.  North Shores and South Ponte Vedra are both charter members.  SJCRoundtable.org.  315-3288.

Sun * July 15 * 7 p.m.
VILANO ACTION NETWORK
Third Sunday at the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Information oriented and solution focused.  Goal:  To enhance our community’s nature, culture, and integrity.  Contact:  Laura Pilecki, [email protected], (215) 527-8915 or [email protected] (443) 831-7230.

Wed * July 18 * 6 to 8 p.m.
COUNTY PARKS & REC MASTER PLAN
At St. Augustine Beach City Hall.  Help update the county Parks and Rec Master Plan workshop. Info: 209-0344.

Wed * July 18 * 4 to 5 p.m.
VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET
Third Wednesdays.  At the Hampton Inn.  Updates to the Town Center, commercial and cultural projects and events.  “The best is yet to come.” 

Sat * July 21* 7:30 a.m.
VELOFEST BIKE RALLY
Out and back from Vilano Beach.  Piggyback event to the annual multi-day Multiple Sclerosis Society cycling event to Daytona and back.  Entry $5 to $10, brown bag lunch.  Info: Heather Neville, [email protected], 509-6895.

Sat * July 28 * noon to 2 p.m.
AMERICAN SEWING GUILD
At the North Shores Community Center.  Members only but stop in and see what they are all about.  Info:  Ann Chandler, 874-0438.

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JULY MAIN LIBRARY EVENTS
(904) 827-6940

WOMEN OF THE REVOLUTION:
LOST VOICES OF AMERICA’S FIRST GENERATION
Wed * July 11 * 11:30 to 12:30
Friends of the Library Brown Bag Lunch.  Registration highly recommended.  Seating at 11 a.m.  Dr. Roger Smith found that many of the best spies were women.  Uncovered stories of women from every colony, every race, free or enslaved, loyalist or rebel, who disguised themselves as men in order to fight, helped prisoners of war escape.  Light refreshments.

SCORE SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Best Face to Face Sales Techniques
Mon * July 16 * 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Registration required at https://jacksonville.score.org. Ten step sales process used to increase the likelihood of closing a sale face to face and to encourage repeat business.  Info:  Marshall at (773) 251-8685.

LIBRARY USE AND FACILITIES SURVEY
The County Library System invites patrons to participate in a survey to provide feedback on use of our libraries and relate resources, facilities, and additional services desired.  Visit https://bit.ly/2joycp7 or pick up a form at the Main Library.

Tues * July 3 * 4 to 5:00 p.m.
Tips for High Scores on the SAT/PSAT

Thurs * July 5, 12, 19, 26 *12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Marlene’s Senior Stretching
Wear comfortable clothes, bring water.  Registration required.

Fridays * July 6, 13, 20 * 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Stretching 4 Life with Gina
Loose clothing, yoga mat. Registration required

Sat * July 7 * 10 to noon
Cat-urday: Building Cat Forts
Registration required and class size limited. See story.

Mon * July 9 * 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The New Tax Plan:  Help or Hindrance? 
Info:  Rosa Shala (352) 207-7920.

Tues * July 10 * 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Silent Peace Meditation
Supported by Jade Forrest and her singing bowls.

Tues * July 17 * 4 to 6 p.m.
Crochet Club
Please register, seating limited.

Wed * July 18 * 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Low Impact Zumba with Angela
Comfortable clothes, water, sneakers or socks that can slide easily on carpet

 

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VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM

For those who enjoy interacting with other artistic talents, come join our Open Art Studio, which we have nicknamed OASis --  or one of our special Art Workshops or classes -- at the North Shores Improvement Association Community Center at 120 Meadow Avenue.  The Portrait Class and Plein Air are new to 2018!  First session free!  For more information, just stop by, or contact: [email protected].  Fran Windeler, (614) 560-1672.

 Schedule

Open Art OASis – weekly – Wednesday – 12 to 3
Family Art Workshop –Monthly, 2nd Sunday – 2 to 4
Plein Air Instruction – Monthly, 2nd Tuesday – 12:30 to 3:30

 

   

Every Wednesday * 12 to 3 p.m.
VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM
OPEN ART STUDIO
 
Self guided sessions, meet other artists, share ideas.  Tables and chairs supplied, bring your own supplies.  First session free.  At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Contact Fran at [email protected].  (614) 560-1672.

Mondays & Thursdays * 8 a.m.
Every Saturday * 8:30 am & 9:30 am
PILATES CLASSES
At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body’s core, including abdominals, lower back, hips and gluts.  Your teacher is Michele Green, [email protected].  (972) 824-8777.

Wednesdays * 8 a.m.
NEW CARDIO STRENGTH CLASS
At the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Contact:  Michele Green, [email protected], (972) 824-8777.  Michele also teaches Pilates classes at the NSIA center on Mondays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. and many Saturdays, 9 a.m.

Calendar for GTM Research Reserve Education Center events
Exploring our environment.  Guided Hikes, Beach Walks, Lectures.  For updated activities, go to www.gtmnerr.org or call 823-4500. 

Saturdays * 9 am
NORTH FLORIDA BIKE CLUB RALLY
They ride regularly on Saturdays, except third Saturday, starting at Vilano Publix parking lot.  They take a warm up loop around Porpoise Point before heading over the Bridge. Cyclists of all abilities welcome with a guaranteed 35 mile B pace ride as well as a 48 mile option.  Contact Mark (973) 219-1092 or Penni (501-5037.

Every Sunday * 10:00 am & 11:00 am
CHURCH AT VILANO
10 am Bible Study, 10:45 am Coffee social, 11:00 Worship & Communion. Every Wednesday * 6 pm Prayer & Bible Study. At North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue & Church House at 121 Meadow Avenue. 904- 808-8304

2nd Sat & Sun of each month * 12:30 pm to 4 pm
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS at VILANO BOAT RAMP
12:30 to 4 pm * SAFETY VESSEL CHECKS at Vilano Boat Ramp, weather permitting, by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7. No charge. Prevent any citations for required items. Decal awarded. 904-347-5757.  www.safetyseal.net.

PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES
Go to www.sjcpls.org/content/main-library for offerings at our Main Library location such as yoga, stretching, seniors vs. crime, AARP tax assistance, after school gaming and science lab, story times for babies, toddlers, preschool, PC and internet. 904-827-6931 Note: new hours Mon. & Tues. 11 am to 7 pm; Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 10 am to 6 pm; Sat. 10am to 5 pm; Closed Sundays.

Every Friday 11:30am
A A Meeting
North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.